An update from our Trustees

An update from our Trustees

Please read this important message from the Trustees regarding the future of the Devon Rural Archive:  As you are now aware our Curator, Abi Gray, will be stepping down from her role at the Archive on the 15th December 2023. We would like to thank Abi for all her hard...
Goodbye and Good Luck

Goodbye and Good Luck

We have important news for you all regarding the Devon Rural Archive.  Many of you will know our Curator, Abi Gray, from your visits to the Archive, our monthly lectures or having attended a house or garden tour. Abi has been an integral part of all the Archive has to...
We need you!

We need you!

Volunteers Wanted for the Devon Archive at Shilstone Are you a reliable individual with a passion for local history, architecture, and rural landscapes? Do you enjoy interacting with a diverse range of people and providing excellent customer service? If so, we would...
Life on a Devon Farm

Life on a Devon Farm

The social anthropologist and photographer, Dr Jacqueline Sarsby, has recently donated her photographic collection to the DRA. In the coming months these striking monochrome pictures will be added to our Image Bank and also put on display in the Archive.  During the...
Translating the Past

Translating the Past

Norden’s Survey of Crown Lands – An Update.  The Archive is a partner organisation in the Friends of Devon’s Archives (FODA) project concerning the early 17th century survey of crown lands by John Norden.  In 1612 James I appointed John Norden as surveyor...
A Photographic Gem

A Photographic Gem

Earlier this month we were very excited to receive a collection of 78 photographs of historic Exeter from the Exeter Historic Buildings Trust. The images had all been captured by the firm of Bradford based photographer Walter Scott in the first half of the 20th...